Five Materials Stocks That Aren't Letting Geopolitics Ruin 2014 For Investors

Michael Teague  |

The last couple of weeks have been rough for broad swathes of the materials sector as a result of increasing nail-biting over the Chinese economy, to say nothing of the increasingly volatile geopolitical conflict that is spilling over from the Russia-Ukraine border.

Thankfully,  Equities.com’s Small-Cap Stars Basic Materials index is here to provide investors with compelling alternatives. The following five stocks have been generating double-digit returns in 2014, and have continued to climb higher over the last week as the Chinese economy continues to show signs of significant pulling-back, and as the Eastern European situation becomes ever more dangerous and unpredictable.

 

Industry: Independent Oil & Gas

Market-Cap & Price: $1.47 billion / $38

Year-to-Date Performance vs. Weekly Performance: +33.33 percent / +25 percent

 

Industry: Independent Oil & Gas

Market-Cap & Price: $322.16 million / $7.99

Year-to-Date Performance vs. Weekly Performance: +22.36 percent / +11.90 percent

 

Industry: Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

Market-Cap & Price: $971.33 million / $23.63

Year-to-Date Performance vs. Weekly Performance: +49.75 percent / +1.46 percent

Industry: Silver

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Market-Cap & Price: $543.59 million / $5.45

Year-to-Date Performance vs. Weekly Performance: +50.14 percent / +0.74 percent

 

Industry: Nonmetallic Mineral Mining

Market-Cap & Price: $197.30 million / $12.64

Year-to-Date Performance vs. Weekly Performance: +15.33 percent / +2.27 percent

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